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Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy
Rooftop Solar Installation
WHAT: It wouldn’t be a day to get to work and celebrate climate solutions without a solar panel installation! Join Georgetown Energy and Clean Currents to celebrate the installation of solar panels on a rooftop in Georgetown. This event is free.
WHEN: October 10, 2010, from 11 AM – 7 PM
WHERE: 1541 33rd St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Volunteer Opportunities: 5-10 volunteers to help with directing homeowners and journalists throughout the day, as well as putting up and taking down signs, equipment, etc.
Max attendees: 30-35 total homeowners, journalists, and interested parties at one time.
Contact: Please call Anthony Conyers at (480) 993-9531 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. RSVP
Volunteer Energy Assessments
WHAT: WeatherizeDC volunteers will conduct Volunteer home Energy Assessments (VEA’s) in neighborhoods throughout DC. A VEA is free, takes about an hour, and gives you a good idea of steps you can take to make your home more energy-efficient. The VEA report provides a preliminary assessment of your homes energy efficiency and weatherization solutions; its not a professional audit, but will give you a good idea of what next steps to take, including do-it-yourself measures. If you would like a volunteer to assess your home’s energy use on 10/9 or 10/10, please signup here: http://bit.ly/Schedule1010VEA
WHEN: October 9th and 10th, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Locations throughout DC
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers needed to conduct Volunteer Energy Assessments in the 10 days leading up to 10/10. We are hosting several trainings beforehand, so you don’t need to know anything about energy-efficiency to get involved. Please sign up here: http://bit.ly/Volunteer1010
Contact: Please email Sarah.Murphy@WeatherizeDC.org, or call 716-562-8211 for more information on how to get involved.
Climate Solutions Bike Ride
WHAT: Help promote the new Capital BikeShare system, and take a tour of DC to see the ways that our communities are getting to work on climate solutions. Ride organizers (the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and goDCgo) will host a Climate Solutions Bike Ride on the Capital BikeShare systems shiny new public bikes! The tour will include fun and informative stops a some of the 10/10/10 work project sites as well as other sites that exemplify local climate and clean energy solutions. The final stop will be a free community potluck dinner organized by Live Green. THIS EVENT IS FREE
WHEN: October 10, 2010, from 11:30AM – 5PMTOUR ITINERARY: (Start at the beginning or join us along the way!)
1. 11:30am – Capital Bikeshare Station – 17th St NW & L St NW
2. 12:15pm – Georgetown Solar – Rooftop Solar Installation – 1541 33rd St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
3. 1pm -. 2:30: White House 10/10 Climate Rally – Lafayette Park (16th & H Street NW) Travel time = 10 mins – 2.1 miles)
4. 2:45 pm- 3:15pm: Tour of Botanical Garden Wind Turbines – Capitol Building – 100 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20001 (20 mins travel time to next stop)
5. 3:40pm – 4:00pm Washington Youth Garden at the National Arboretum R St & 24th St NE (R Street Gate off Bladensburg Rd) (20 mins travel to next stop)
6. 4:20pm-4:45pm: Common Goods Farm – V St NW & 2nd St NW 7. 5:00pm- 7:00pm: Potluck at Bread for the CityWHERE: 1525 7th St NW (Shaw-Howard University Metro stop)
8. Capital Bikeshare (Optional Stop to lock up Capital Bikeshare bikes) 7th St NW & T St NWMax Attendees: 50 riders
Volunteer Opportunities: Experienced DC bikers will be needed as ride marshals. Contact: Cindy McCabe, 202-658-8631, email@example.com, Chantal Buscher (WABA, 202-518-0524 ex. 202, Chantal@waba.org), Katie Sihler (goDCgo, firstname.lastname@example.org) RSVP
Local, Low-Carbon Food
Fall Urban Harvest Gathering
WHAT: The Virginia Avenue Park Community Garden invites you to a fall harvest gathering! Bring friends and family to learn how-to plant your own food, care for it, and harvest it. Get gardening tips and tricks and try them out in our garden! This event is free. WHEN: 12-4 pm, October 10th
WHERE: Virginia Avenue Community Garden & Dog Park (corner of L St & 9th St SE)
Volunteer Opportunities: Before: Make, print, and hand-out flyers. Canvass the neighborhood to invite people of the community out to the garden on 10/10. At the event: People willing to share their knowledge of gardening with others. People to plant and possibly harvest vegetables. And we’ll need compost turners!
Contact: Karin Edgett (email@example.com) RSVP
Petition Save VA Ave Garden petition: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-virginia-ave-park.html.
Local Food Block Party
WHAT: The Hip Hop Caucus and Roadside Organics are hosting a Local Food Block Party–featuring sustainable food—all sourced from community-supported agriculture and prepared by five local gourmet chefs! Music provided by a local DJ and two live hip hop bands. All leftover food will be donated to Martha’s Table and compost will end up at Common Good City Farm.
Bread for the City will show sneak previews of its newly-expanded center, which provides food, medical care, legal assistance and social services to DC’s most vulnerable residents. DC Greenworks will be on-hand to talk about Bread for the City’s new green rooftop garden — the only such rooftop agriculture site in the city, opening in October!
WHEN: 12-4 pm, October 10th
WHERE: Bread for the City’s Northwest location: 1525 7th St NW (Shaw-Howard University Metro stop)
Max Attendees: 500
Volunteer Opportunities: will be needed for set-up, clean-up, and handing out food/generally making sure thing are running smoothly during the event.
Contact: Nick Wiseman (firstname.lastname@example.org) RSVP
Food, Farmers Markets, and Fun!
WHAT: An educational event meant to connect agriculture with climate change. We’ll be reaching out to the DC community at a local farmers market to talk about what local, organic, and eating less meat means—and how we can incorporate them into our lifestyles. More importantly, we’ll be making the connection between agriculture and climate change—and how food can play a role in getting us back to 350 PPM. We’ll be handing out organic baked goods and kids will be able to pot their own plants! Admission to this event is free.
WHEN: 10AM – 2PM, October 10th
WHERE: Bloomingdale Farmers Market, 1st and R NW
Volunteer Opportunities: will be needed to help children pot their plants, hand out food, and gather signatures on pledges
Contact: Virginia Benninghoff (email@example.com); Risa Edelman (firstname.lastname@example.org); Katie Alexander (email@example.com) RSVP
WHAT: 10/10 isn’t just about getting to work on climate solutions. It’s also about celebrating them. Cap off a great day of work party events with the actual party: a peace potluck! Live Green is hosting a massive Peace Potluck to highlight the connection between the food we eat and climate change. We’ll have delicious vegan food, great speakers, and a variety of local green businesses and community groups sharing information about their organizations. The potluck will be a consciousness-raising event about the impact of food on the environment, and demonstrate how eco-friendly food can also be affordable and delicious.
Please bring a vegan dish (no meat, dairy, or eggs) that serves 6-8 people, along with a list of ingredients. We’re also aiming to break the world record for the largest potluck (the current record is 479 dishes), so bring all your friends, and earn your bragging rights for cooking world record breaking food!. This event is free.
WHEN: October 10, 2010, 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
WHERE: Bread for the City, 1525 7th St, NW Washington, DC
Max Attendees: 1000
Volunteer Opportunities: Food/dish sponsors and recipe finders, cooks and bakers to prepare food for the event, on-site setup, community outreach, speaker/sponsor outreach
Contact: Katherine Barno, firstname.lastname@example.org; Megan Barrett, email@example.com. RSVP